CENTER EVACUATED FOR SMALL CHEMICAL SPILL, http://www.tcnewsnet.com/main.asp?Secti
chemical spill resulted in the evacuation and temporary closure of the
Vandalia Rec Center last Thursday. The trouble started a little bit
after 8 a.m. when some Muriatic acid that was being transferred from a
large contain to a small container via a pumping mechanism accidentally
leaked on to the ground. Vandalia Communications Manager Rich Hopkins
elaborated on the details of the mishap.
the hose connecting the large container to the small container became
dislodged," Hopkins said. "Whenever you're working with corrosive
chemicals like Muriatic acid, you run the risk of that
Muriatic acid is a powerful inorganic acid that is
produced through the absorption of hydrogen chloride in water.
among one of the most corrosive acids and is used to etch concrete,
clean brick, and purify swimming pools.
A blast occurred in the Bonyan Company=92s chemical
plant in the Alborz industrial city in Iran=92s Gazvin province, the
FARS news agency reported. The blast caused a fire, which killed two
people and injured 20.
The fire has already been extinguished. The injured
victims have been placed in the Rajai hospital in Gazvin, while three
people were taken to the Tehran city hospital due to their critical
Saskatoon Fire &
Protective Services responded to a Hazardous Materials call at 6:30 last
night (Mon). It was at one of the Saskatchewan Research Council Labs. A
ventilation system had failed which caused chemical off-gas to back up
into the lab. Staff immediately evacuated the building.
Mat crew entered the lab to turn off all heat sources. Envirotec was called in to
clean up any possible residue.
Fire and Protective services
was on scene for just under 3 hours. There were no injuries. [gw may 3
injured in an explosion at Kaiwaka may have been making cannabis oil
when volatile chemicals used to make the drug blew up, police
Fire and St John Ambulance services were called to a
house at 9Marshall Rd, Kaiwaka, about 18km northwest of Wellsford, at
3.38pm last Thursday after reports of an explosion at the
When they arrived two men, aged 19 and 20, were found
with serious burns and flown to Middlemore Hospital by the Northland
Electricity rescue helicopter.
The men were understood to
have burns to their faces, arms, torso and legs.
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Three people were treated following an
acid spill in west Charlotte Monday afternoon.
incident occurred on Rozzelles Ferry Road near Hovis Road around 3:30
According to the Charlotte Fire Department, the HazMat
team was called to the scene to neutralize an acid
There was no need for evacuations and the situation
posed no danger to the community, a fire official said.
patients with non-life-threatening injuries were taken by MEDIC to
MAN CHARGED WITH RECKLESS DRIVING IN TANKER TRUCK ACCIDENT ON I-95 -
HUNTINGTON-BELLE HAVEN, VA PATCH, http://bellehaven.patch.com/articles/t
Sample, a Baltimore truck driver, has been charged with reckless driving
after overturning his tanker truck on 1-495 Monday morning, WUSA
Sample, 39, was traveling eastbound on 1-495 when
traffic stopped abruptly in front of his truck, police said. The truck
swerved and overturned, as Sample was trying to avoid hitting other
truck's tank, which contained used oil, had to be drained completely
before crews could move it from the road. Traffic opened back up around
2:30 p.m. today, according to WUSA.
Edmonton Fire Rescue spent most of Monday afternoon
neutralizing an explosive chemical that was spilt in southeast
Crews were called around 1:10pm at BP Automation at 36
Street and 56 Avenue.
Edmonton Fire Rescue spokesperson Tim Wilson says the
building, and nearby buildings were evacuated and there are no reported
injuries at this time.
"There were around 32 firefighters on scene, this
includes our HAZMAT crew, hazardous materials crew," explains Wilson. He
says the crews were working to neutralize the chemical, Perkadox 16, a
peroxide-based dry powder, which can ignite at temperatures over 40
degrees Celsius. Prior to the spill, it was being stored in a
The police blocked off the entire commercial area
while crews worked to get the spill under control.
priority during this event was firefighter and public safety," said
Terry Bucharski, District Chief, in a release. "As a precaution, we
evacuated a number of businesses and blocked off about four square
blocks from traffic. We want to thank all the businesses and public in
the area for cooperating with us. This allowed fire crews to focus on
mitigating this emergency."
Fire Rescue was cleared out before 5:00pm. Now, a
private company will clean the spill. This will take time, and the sand
used to dilute the Perkadox 16 will be removed and then
May 2 (PTI) One person died today and two others were admitted in
serious condition after they inhaled poisonous gas in an illegal
chemical godown here, police said. Gokul(18) died on the way to
hospital, while Arun Kumar (18) and Hamid (20) were admitted in serious
condition, the police said. They were working in an illegal chemical
godown, in Raipurva area of the city, the police said, adding that today
morning when they went inside godown of the factory to do some cleaning
of drums, in which some chemicals are stored, gas from one of the drums
leaked and they fainted. Ajay Gupta, owner of the factory was arrested,
and help of fire brigade was taken to control the leak, they said.
Nature of the chemical and the gas is not known as of now, the police
Division of Chemical Health and
American Chemical Society
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